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Leadership INsight

Enhance your professional and societal perspectives through the Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute offers a range of events focused on community and education that provide insight to a broader environment to help leaders manage societal issues as they affect their school and the students. Leadership INsight creates opportunities for leaders to engage with the Institute, build and develop professional relationships and networks and extend personal and professional learning through different learning options.

Leadership INsight events will create the opportunities for you to:

  • think ‘outside the box’ about education
  • share your skills, knowledge and experiences formally and informally
  • learn from others’ skills, knowledge and experiences
  • contribute differently/more widely to education
  • engage/connect with the community outside education
  • develop/broaden your social perspective on the interrelationship of school/education and the community
  • extend your social conscience.
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Previous events

The Institute has hosted a number of events attracting high quality, inspirational leaders, professionals and researchers from various fields. These informal, after hours events offer the opportunity to for you to expand your thinking and enhance your practice by applying fresh leadership insights to your school.

Our previous presenters include:

Vic Zbar is a widely-published author in education and management. In his Leading Improvement Through Your School presentation, he spoke about the centrality of leadership to whole school improvement, including a discussion of what leadership means in the school context, and the key elements of successful school leadership. Colin Pettit, Commissioner for Children and Young People WA, spoke about the three projects in which he is involved  - youth justice, education and child-safe organisations.
Dr Thelma Perso, Director Teaching and Learning at Mundaring Christian College, outlined how culturally responsive schools create welcoming and supportive learning environments that respect cultures, languages and experiences. Churchill Fellowship recipients, Michael Morgan, Principal, Shenton College and Valerie Furphy, Vice Principal, Perth Modern School, highlighted the benefits the fellowship provided for themselves as individuals and their school communities.
Andrew Kikeros', Principal of LIFE TIME WISE, presentation was based on the strong belief that when you are completely comfortable in yourself, you don’t need to assume other identities or personas, allowing you to embrace the potential for life choices and discover new realities. Dr Qing Gu, Professor of Education in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham presented her research, Eight Strong Claims about Successful School Leadership.


Share your thoughts

The Institute welcomes any suggestions as to who you would like to see present at future Leadership INsight events. Email your thoughts, ideas and feedback to

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Further information

For further information, please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Leadership INsight

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